Jade pendant carved with phoenix
49 x 22 x 9 mm, 14 grams
Carved in Suzhou style, the white jade with rare dark yellow skin was carved into a phoenix based upon its own color segmentation. In Chinese culture, phoenix is a mythical bird representing good fortune and feminine beauty.
Suzhou-style Jade Carving
Suzhou is one of the places of origin of Chinese jade carving. By the Tang dynasty (618-907), workshops of jade carving were established. By the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Suzhou artisans became famous throughout the country. Suzhou-style jade carvings are mainly small pieces, most of which are vases, figures, flowers and animals. Traditional decorative workmanship was applied to the carvings, and the curios are exquisite and graceful.
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